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Table 5 Steps taken for emigration by would-be migrants in Dakar, by destination (1975–2007). % of the population living in Dakar

From: Three sub-Saharan migration systems in times of policy restriction

  Africa Europe Other
Documents (asked for and/or obtained) (14) 29 47
Green card lottery (0) 1 22
University registration / scholarship (asked for and/or obtained)) (0) 5 14
Guarantee of care and provision (asked for and/or obtained) (8) 25 19
Saved money (49) 34 18
Other (4) 15 24
N 11 128 42
  1. Source: MAFE-Senegal, biographical survey in Senegal
  2. Population: Sample includes people currently living in Senegal (regardless of their migration status), who were born in Senegal (attempts from 1975 onward)
  3. Note: Weighted percentages, Unweighted numbers. Percentages computed for numbers lower than 30 are in brackets. The sum of percentages may be greater or less than 100%. Several steps can be mentioned or no steps may be mentioned in some cases
  4. Statistical significance: Differences in percentages across regions were tested for each category (F-test). University registration (p < 0.10), guarantee (p > 0.10), documents (p < 0.10), saved money (p > 0.10), Green card (p < 0.01), Other (p > 0.10)